Scandal Promotes Another Cast Member To Series Regular For Season 5

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Portia de Rossi isn’t the only one being promoted from recurring status to series regular. Cornelius Smith Jr. is also getting upgraded for Scandal Season 5.

The 33-year-old made his debut as activist Marcus Walker during the riveting Ferguson-inspired episode. He appeared later in the season when his character was framed for murder during his mayoral bid.

Details of Smith’s return are still under wraps, but I suspect he might be the new ‘gladiator.’ Since Harrison’s (Columbus Short) departure and Abby (Darby Stanchfield) now working in the White House, Olivia Pope & Associates has been on a skeleton staff for far too long.

Scandal returns to ABC for another OMG season starting on Thursday, September 24. Excited to see more of Cornelius? Sound off below.